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Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Phil Twyford Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford defends the Government’s KiwiBuild policy.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Clutha Licensing Trust headquarters Rosebank Lodge, in Balclutha. Last week, the trust announced it would not be selling its hospitality businesses, as proposed in August. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Staff at Clutha Licensing Trust businesses were given greater certainty about their future last week.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Stefan Witehira A highly respected Palmerston police officer who died last year will be honoured tomorrow for his work with Civil Defence.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
The view over Tautuku Bay, Catlins, from Florence Hill Lookout on the Southern Scenic Route. This summer, the Clutha District Council is seeking feedback on tourism and other ratepayer concerns for its Our Place Catlins community plan. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON Catlins ratepayers will get a cha...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Tim Cadogan Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has assured Central Otago residents he will be "a voice'' for the district as stakeholders consider the future of after-hours healthcare in the region.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Otago fast bowler Michael Rae has joined the Volts in growing a moustache during the one-day campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues.PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A stiff upper lip will probably do more harm than good for one's mental health.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Otago fast bowler Michael Rae had hoped to shoulder more of the load this season.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Eamon Maguire, driven by Natalie Rasmussen, sprints to the finish in the Ashburton Flying Stakes last month. PHOTO: RACE IMAGES Eamon Maguire will need to dig deep to send the New Zealand Cup trophy to Dunedin today.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Sonny Bill Williams arrives at the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown in Dublin yesterday. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Sometimes in life you have to look backwards to go forwards.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Lyn Rance It took until the last bowl of the 18th and final end for the Green Island combination of Lyn Rance and Faye Cosgrove to secure the Dunedin Centre women's pairs title on Sunday.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
If you drop an eight in bowls, there is every chance of a loss, but remarkably it did not stop the Arrowtown men's team winning the Central Otago centre fours title at Alexandra at the weekend.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Super Rugby will return to Fiji in 2019 but the Highlanders will not be involved.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Demolition of the former Urgent Doctors' building on the corner of Hanover and Cumberland Sts in Dunedin - which will make way for an upgrade of the Centre City New World next door - is almost complete.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Dan Bell and Katie Pollard will spend the summer educating freedom campers about where they can legally camp overnight, from their base at a new "service hub'' in Frankton. PHOTO: GUY WILLIAMS Two new "pit stops'' for freedom campers in Queenstown and Wanaka have experienced a...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
The debate between water experts over the way forward for the Lindis River catchment resumed in an Environment Court appeal in Cromwell yesterday without any sign of who is gaining the upper hand.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
For those of us who visit Melbourne City regularly, we might have seen this homeless man without knowing him or his story. Today he’s become a national hero who repeatedly charged at the Jihadist with his trolley, confusing him and slowing him down. #TrolleyMan pic.twitter.com/AAZnVBb6Sm— Imam o...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Curiosity may have killed that cat, but fortunately that was not the fate of an Oamaru child who got his head and arm stuck in a cat door yesterday morning.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
More than 3000 pupils have been hit by a computer glitch which left many "stressed out" in their first big external exam.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Grace Hill (16) was one of three people killed in the horrific crash in Hamilton just after midnight on Sunday. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald A vehicle seen driving erratically just minutes before it crashed, killing three people in Hamilton, had driven down from Auckland, police believe.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
1a-woolon3.jpg Sophie Mathias, of Alexandra, models Gore designer Andre Johnston’s winning garment ‘‘For the Love of Spring’’ at this year's WoolOn Fashion Awards. Photo: Janyne Fletcher Central Otago's WoolOn Fashion Awards could be in jeopardy and an emergency...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
The bulk of the injuries have occurred in Auckland where 85 ACC claims have lodged. Photo: NZ Herald Nearly 150 ACC claims for injuries caused by electric scooters have been lodged in the month since Lime e-scooters launched in Auckland and Christchurch.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Ireland halfback Conor Murray has been ruled out of this weekend's test against the All Blacks in Dublin. Photo: Getty Ireland have been dealt two major blows with halfback Conor Murray and midfielder Robbie Henshaw ruled out of this weekend's test against the All Blacks in Dublin.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Margaret Taylor was at home sewing when she was called by a man purporting to be from her telco provider Slingshot who said she needed to act urgently to stop a person who was using her internet connection to download pornography.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
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Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California. Photo: Reuters Singers Miley Cyrus and Neil Young were among hundreds of people who lost their homes in wildfires that destroyed parts of the California seaside town of Malibu, where flames burned for a fourth day on Monday.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Stan Lee dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes. Photo: Reuters Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at t...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
The first tree of the Government's One Billion Trees programme was planted at Pukeatua, in remote Ngati Hine forestry lands. Photo: NZ Herald Forestry officials working on the Government's flagship One Billion Trees plan ordered more than one million pine seedlings for a block of land s...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
A man has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after being run over by a trailer on a Central Otago high-country sheep station today.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Two people have been injured in a motorcycle crash near Queenstown on the same highway which has claimed three lives in the past month.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Several people are believed to have died in an early morning crash involving a truck and car on State Highway 1 north of Taupo.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
boy_racers_on_both_lanes_of.jpg Boy racers in both lanes of South Rd, Caversham, in this still from a recent video by an angry resident. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A Dunedin father says more boy racers than ever are speeding past his Caversham home, doing burnouts and putting children's ...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
japan_killed_more_than_13_000_whales_under_alleged_565d3a91a9.jpg A University of Otago scientist has joined the Government in condemning Japan's latest whaling expedition into the Southern Ocean. Japan's latest whaling expedition into the Southern Ocean has again drawn...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Police have confirmed at least one person is dead after a fiery early morning crash involving a truck and car on State Highway 1 north of Taupo.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Diaspora memorial at the port of Cobh, Cork, with a modern cruise ship, Dawn Princess, leaving the port. PHOTOS: NEVILLE PEAT Dunedin writer and traveller Neville Peat gets his first taste of Ireland and its idiosyncrasies through a circuit of both Northern Ireland (UK) and the Republic o...
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Members of the public assist a man after the incident in Halfway Bush. Photos: Gregor Richardson The  family of a man assaulted in a Dunedin road rage incident last week has thanked the members of the public who came to his aid, as the alleged assailant remains at large.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
Gardening is likely to be on many people's minds as spring continues to sprout. But it's probably not on many government ministers' minds. Perhaps it should be.
Otago Daily Times | November 12, 2018
The crowd in front of the Dunedin Town Hall when the official announcement was made of the German armistice: the Rev R.E. Davies speaking. - Otago Witness, 20.11.1918. "O come, let us sing unto the Lord! Let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation!'' This morning, with a profoun...
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
The inquiry will now examine the abuse of children in both state care and in the care of faith-based institutions. Photo: Getty Images The Catholic Church and other faith-based institutions will be included in an expanded Royal Commission of Inquiry examining the historic abuse of children, i...
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Firefighters have put out a blaze in a laundry in central Queenstown this afternoon.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
A Romanian man crashed his car into the front doors of a shopping mall in the Danube river city of Braila on Sunday (local time), injuring seven people including two children, police said.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died following a crash with a car in Christchurch at the weekend.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
gettyimages-1060191816.jpg New Zealand batsmen George Worker and Henry Nicholls leave the field as rain stops play during the third ODI against Pakistan. Photo: Getty The Black Caps have missed out on the opportunity for a rare overseas series victory, with their hopes of glory...
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Police are investigating after a woman allegedly stole a 4WD vehicle at knifepoint in Oamaru this afternoon.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
New Zealand's Jamayne Isaako dives for the corner in the tackle of England's Tommy Makinson. Photo: Getty The Kiwis saved their best for last as they upset England's hopes of a series whitewash with an impressive 34-0 win in the third test at Leeds this morning.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Photo: Reuters New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Shane Jones Shane Jones has had to correct 20 answers to questions from the National Party after he failed to disclose meetings he had earlier this year.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Firefighters have been called to Buckleys Rd in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood. Two people are injured after a gas explosion at a Christchurch laundromat.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
An elderly woman who was missing in the Tasman region has been found by members of the public, about 36 hours since she went missing.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
Photo: Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Armistice centenary is an opportunity for New Zealanders to reflect on the past, while also looking towards the future.
Otago Daily Times | November 11, 2018
The Electron rocket launches from Mahia Peninsula. Photo: NZ Herald Rocket Lab has successfully launched its first fully commercial rocket into orbit from its Mahia Peninsula site.